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drank Bear Trap by DAVIDsTEA
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Made a pitcher of this last night to chill overnight in the fridge, and it is delicious! I kept a careful eye on the brewing time (I brewed one pot for 4 minutes, then resteeped the leaves for another 5) due to seeing bits of hibiscus in the mix, and added a bit of sugar. The hibiscus is behaving, thank goodness, and it is just a wonderful cup of tea! Just what I’ve been craving for a few days.

Edited to add: Three times now I’ve caught Pekoe (our cat) (and yes, she’s orange) dipping her paw in my glass and licking it clean of tea. So, you know, favorite tea of cats and humans alike! >.>

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

Pekoe approved, eh?! ;) She sounds so cute!

Daddyselephant

She’s a sweetie. Crazy as all get out, but a sweetie.

Kristin

I made this last night and caught my cat trying to drink the dregs out of my mug when I was done. He loves herbal tea!

Daddyselephant

Pekoe does too, now Bella (short for Rosabella, not Twilight, darn it!) will kill a person for a sip of earl grey. We have weird cats. Weeeeeird tea-loving cats.

QuiltGuppy

My kitty, Tango, is really attracted to anything with mint in it. He’ll appear out of nowhere for it!

Daddyselephant

Catnip is a form of mint, our girls go crazy for it too. Especially DT’s new Le Digestif, which actually has catnip in it.

MaddHatter

Well, Bear Trap is intended to “tame wild beasts” and I guess cats and children fall into this “family”?

Kittenna

Definitely must keep in mind to try this one iced and maybe a bit sweetened. I am certainly not caring for it hot :(

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KeenTeaThyme

Pekoe approved, eh?! ;) She sounds so cute!

Daddyselephant

She’s a sweetie. Crazy as all get out, but a sweetie.

Kristin

I made this last night and caught my cat trying to drink the dregs out of my mug when I was done. He loves herbal tea!

Daddyselephant

Pekoe does too, now Bella (short for Rosabella, not Twilight, darn it!) will kill a person for a sip of earl grey. We have weird cats. Weeeeeird tea-loving cats.

QuiltGuppy

My kitty, Tango, is really attracted to anything with mint in it. He’ll appear out of nowhere for it!

Daddyselephant

Catnip is a form of mint, our girls go crazy for it too. Especially DT’s new Le Digestif, which actually has catnip in it.

MaddHatter

Well, Bear Trap is intended to “tame wild beasts” and I guess cats and children fall into this “family”?

Kittenna

Definitely must keep in mind to try this one iced and maybe a bit sweetened. I am certainly not caring for it hot :(

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Formerly aisling of tea, now you can call me ele .

“You can forgive a murder, but never a mistake while preparing tea.” Chinese proverb

Labels? Here you go: Femme, Wife, Lesbian, Homemaker, Happy. Don’t forget tea fanatic!

New label as of May, 2015: Diabetic. I’m using tea to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings and keep me hydrated without hurting my system or messing with my blood sugar.

Ah, tea. My love for you is ever changing. At my last update, I was all about the rooibos and now I hardly drink it. I only occasionally had an oolong and now I have one just about every day. I’ve learned the art of resteeping and coldbrewing and kombucha. I have a lovely little tea pet named…well, I haven’t decided on a name for him yet. I also have five! live pets, a tabby cat named Rosabella Francis (Bella for short), a ginger cat named Orange Julius Pekoe (Pekoe), a white and grey cat named Earl Jean Grey (Earlie), a tuxedo cat (and the only boy in the house) Prince Erik Darien Darjeeling (JiJi) and a red foot tortoise named Da Hong Pao (Pao). So if you see me referring to my girls, I don’t have kids, just animals.

As for tea, I love oolongs, herbals, and black tea. Since I am no longer working, I no longer feel the constant need for a mate energy boost, though I do still reach for it from time to time. I also drink less matcha, though I do throw a spoonful or two in when I’m making smoothies. Most of my tea I drink coldbrewed, and since I discovered coldbrewed rooibos was giving me headaches, I’m drinking less and less of it. Straight pu-erh is not a thing I enjoy, but there are a few flavored blends I like. Greens are still too finicky for me to bother with hot, but they make great cold brews.

I am by no means a tea purist. I greatly enjoy flavored teas and I put stevia in all of my teas. It’s just how I do.

I think I’m going to name my tea pet Mr. Turtle. Even though he’s a tortoise.

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